Precious metals registered increases Tuesday that ranged from 0.8% for gold to 2.5% for platinum. The gains for gold and platinum were their fourth in a row.
Gold for June delivery rose $14.20 to settle at $1,743 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"Gold and silver prices are are solidly up in midday U.S. trading Tuesday, boosted by short covering in the futures market and perceived value buying in the cash market. A rally in the crude oil market after Monday selling pressure and a weaker U.S. dollar index today are bullish ‘outside market’ forces working in favor of the precious metals bulls," Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Inc, said in a daily research note.
Gold futures ranged from a low of $1,728.20 to a high of $1,746.70. They inched up 0.02% on Monday.
Silver for May delivery advanced 44.7 cents, or 1.8% to settle at $25.227 an ounce. Silver futures traded between $24.79 and $25.36. They declined 0.7% on Monday.
In other precious metals futures Tuesday:
July platinum added $30.70 to $1,240.50 an ounce, ranging from $1,202.80 to $1,248.70.
- Palladium for June delivery added $35.50, or 1.3%, to $2,690.20 an ounce, trading between $2,646 and $2,699.
US Mint Bullion Sales in 2021
United States Mint bullion sales were unchanged Tuesday. Below is a sales breakdown of U.S. Mint bullion products with columns listing the number of coins sold during varying periods. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available.
|US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)|
|Tuesday||Last Week||This Week April||January Sales||February Sales||March Sales||2021 Sales|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||13,000||191,000||121,000||55,500||380,500|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||0||22,000||9,000||0||31,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||0||36,000||0||20,000||56,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||0||95,000||0||55,000||150,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||3,500||61,500||16,000||33,500||114,500|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||596,000||4,775,000||3,191,500||4,087,000||12,649,500|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||0||0||N/A||N/A||35,000||35,000|
|America Samoa 5 oz Silver Coin*||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Weir Farm 5 oz Silver Coin*||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Salt River Bay 5 oz Silver Coin*||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Marsh Billings 5 oz Silver Coin*||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Tallgrass Prairie 5 oz Silver Coin*||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin*||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|